Hair-rising... Aussie umpire Hair resigns from ICC panel

Published: Saturday, August 23, 2008, 16:25 [IST]
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Controversial Aussie umpire Hair quits ICC panel to take up NSW jobLondon: Controversial Australian umpire Darrell Hair has resigned from the International Cricket Council (ICC) Elite panel, ICC official revealed on Friday.

The Australian newspaper reported on its website www.theaustralian.news.com.au that Hair had quit to take up a position as executive officer of the New South Wales Umpires and Scorers Association.

Hair, 55, hit the headlines for all wrong reasons when he was unceremoniously sacked from the umpires' panel after he failed to handle the infamous Oval Test in Sept 2006. Enraged Pakistan forfeited Test after Hair accused the Inzy-led side of ball tampering.

Pak with the support from Asian bloc pressured ICC to remove Hair from the panel.

Last month the ICC overturned the decision and declared the Oval Test result a draw.

He was reinstated in the Elite panel this year and officiated two Tests between England and New Zealand.

Hair underwent a six-month rehabilitation programme after dropping a racial discrimination claim against the ICC at a London employment tribunal and was reinstated to the elite panel.

Last month he was appointed to a Cricket Australia (CA) four-man mentoring panel for prospective elite umpires.

Hair is currently officiating the tri-series ties in Toronto involving West Indies, Bermuda and Canada.


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